|Someone - or some thing
- was tapping him on the nose. He opened his eyes, and saw two beady
black eyes staring back at him.
"You okay, bud?" murmured the creature.
"I ... I think so," said Beau. "Umm, what are you?"
"I'm a raccoon, fella. I live in these woods. Thought you were gonna sleep for the whole summer or somethin'. Wassa matter with ya?"